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Author Adamatzky, Andrew.

Title Dynamics of crowd-minds : patterns of irrationality in emotions, beliefs, and actions / Andrew Adamatzky
Published Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Series World Scientific series on nonlinear science. Series A, Monographs and treatises ; v. 54
World Scientific series on nonlinear science. Series A, Monographs and treatises ; v. 54
Contents Preface; Contents; Chapter 1 Crowding Minds; Chapter 2 Patterns of Affect; Chapter 3 Doxastic Dynamics at the Edge of Irrationality; Chapter 4 Normative Worlds; Chapter 5 Dynamically Non-trivial Logics; Chapter 6 Morphology of Irrationality; Epilogue; Glossary; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index
Summary A crowd-mind emerges when formation of a crowd causes fusion of individual minds into one collective mind. Members of the crowd lose their individuality. The deindividuation leads to derationalization: emotional, impulsive and irrational behavior, self-catalytic activities, memory impairment, perceptual distortion, hyper-responsiveness, and distortion of traditional forms and structures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
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Subject Collective behavior -- Mathematical models.
Crowds.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006272429
ISBN 9789812562869
9789812569486 (electronic bk.)
9812562869
9812569480 (electronic bk.)